Announcing NAVIANCE!Beginning in Fall 2012, the Lancaster HS School Counselors are providing all students and their families with access to Naviance. This program maintains data on colleges all across the country and the world, and is accessible from any computer with web access. Additionally, Naviance keeps track of recent LHS college applications, student statistics, and admissions decisions. Students and parents now have access to a wide range of college admissions information.
Some of the features of Naviance:
College Search - families can search for colleges based on numerous qualifications like location, size of student body, majors offered, cost, etc. Naviance includes over 6000 colleges from all over the world in its database - counselors have found this search engine to be easy to use and to yield quality results.
College Lookup - With Naviance, it is easy to look up information on any college of interest to you. Students can find out admissions requirements, majors and activities offered, and statistics about the student body at the click of a button. It easy to research colleges as college contact information is readily available, including a direct link to the college homepage.
My Colleges - This feature allows students to keep track of the colleges they are considering and create an "active application" list as they decide where to apply.
Do What You Are - This feature is an excellent tool for giving students some insight into their personality type and how their pattern of interests and personal characteristics mesh with different occupational categories. (Click on "personality type" to access this feature.)There are numerous other Naviance features. Counselors have begun using Naviance with the Class of 2013 and find it an invaluable resource. We are very excited to be able to offer this program to students and parents, and there are numerous other options in Naviance that you will discover in exploring the site.
How to Access NavianceGo to the Naviance Family Connection website above (we recommend book marking this site).
Parents of students in grades 10-12 --
- to log-in, enter your school email in the e-mail field.
- ask your school counselor for the password.
- if you have an e-mail address on file with LCSD, you should have received an e-mail with your log-in code to set up an account. If not, e-mail your child's school counselor for this information.
- Enter the registration code in the space provided under the "New User" section of the page and click "Register."
- Enter an e-mail address (required for all non-student users) and create a password.
Complete the registration procedures as instructed.
Families may access Naviance as frequently as they wish - use the links on the left-hand side of the page to navigate through the various features of the system. As we are new to the Naviance system, some features are not yet functional, but feel free to explore the many options available and use this frequently to research colleges and universities.Guests -- enter through the "Guest" option on the sign-in screen. You will have viewing capabilities for scholarships, college rep visits, and other information.